Ambulatory multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in a cohort of HIV-infected patients in a slum stting in Mumbai, India

Isaakidis P, Cox H, Varghese B, et al. PLoS One 2011; 6(12): e28066.

A study on the results of providing MDR-TB treatment to patients on an ambulatory basis and under directly observed therapy using a decentralized network of providers. Encouraging results were achieved, though authors warn that a rapid scale-up of both ART and second-line treatment for MDR-TB is needed to mitigate the growing epidemic.